Welcome Leland

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DonnaB
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Welcome Leland

Post by DonnaB » December 27th, 2008, 12:45 pm

Leland I read about you on the introduction thread and wanted to welcome you.

My name is Donna and I am a fellow Arkie.....I live in Little Rock.I had my triple bypass at Baptist Hospital here and my ICD was implanted at the Arkansas Heart Hospital.There is another person on the board that also lives in Little Rock so there are now several Arkies.

I saw in your intro that you are a former Marine and that you served in Vietnam.My Dad was in the Air Force for 20 years so I was a "military brat." My Dad also served in Vietnam for a year...just 3 years before he retired from the military.One of my brothers retired from the Air Force and served in Desert Storm and one of my brothers was a combat blackhawk helicopter pilot in the Army.I also married a military man.

I hope you enjoy being with this wonderful support board.

DonnaB

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Helen
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Post by Helen » December 27th, 2008, 1:11 pm

Hi Leland, Welcome from New York. Since you said in your intro post you have been reading the posts for about a month I guess you already know most of us.. Now it is nice that we will get a chance to know you. Any questions, or comments, or whatever you want, just throw them right in here and I'm sure someonw will answer.. Keep coming back. Love, Helen
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Post by Aamos » December 27th, 2008, 9:43 pm

Hey Leland! Welcome and thanks for joining us! Thanks for your service. I ran the Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October and was so moved--I kept trying to thank the Marines at the aid stations for their service to our country, and they just responded, o, no, ma'am, thank you for running! I was in tears by the end. So many runners had signs with pictures and names of fallen comrades, and the 20-something young woman in a pink hoodie with her sign, "Proud Marine War Widow" totally did me in.

Daniel and I went to Little Rock to run the marathon there and loved it. We hope to return someday, and hope we can meet you.

grins,
A
Amy/Aamos--wife of DanL, who had SCA 6/1/08; 4x bypass 6/5/08 and Guidant Vitality dual chamber ICD 11/7/08

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Post by xislandman2004 » December 28th, 2008, 7:21 am

...welcome aboard LeLand. I did twenty in Uncle Sugars big canoe club. Managed two tours in 'nam... 66-68. I did the opposite from you... spent the next twenty plus years chasing sunsets rather the $$ around the world on my sailboat. The arrhythmia problems finally brought me back to the good old US of A four years ago. If I wasn't so damn old (69) I might do it again...

best...
--dennis

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Post by codman59 » December 28th, 2008, 10:59 am

Welcome, Leland, from Eastern Canada.
Cardiomyapathy (reason unknown; suspect viral infection 1998), chf, gout, diabetes, asthma, bad hair.
Medtronics Virtuoso VR implanted Aug 28/08, single lead.

"The generation that would change the world is still looking for its car keys" - "The Rainmakers"

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Post by melland » December 28th, 2008, 7:25 pm

Welcome Leland from another former Squid. Did the WestPac thing in 1972 on the America. You're in good company here.
Tim

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Post by CarlB » December 28th, 2008, 8:40 pm

Welcome Leland from Minnesota, and a former U.S. Navy "Bird Farmer" - Spent 1960-64 with VA-125. Glad you found the group.
CarlB

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Post by Clint » December 29th, 2008, 12:32 am

I was
on the USS Hancock CVA 19 1968 - 1970 , my Admiral was Adm. George Morrison - remeber Jim? there's a bunch of storys.........Welcome Vets!!!!!!!

Clint

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Post by melland » December 29th, 2008, 5:27 pm

Looks like there are lots of airdales here. When I was on the America I was in VF-74 "The Be-Devilers", crossed decks when we got back to VF-32 "The Swordsmen" on the Kennedy and did the Med thing. Like a vacation after the months on Yankee Station. However there was no place like liberty in Onlongapo during the war. Those stories will not be shared here!
Tim

ICD = I Can't Die

Medtronics Concerto - October 23, 2008 reached end of service 13 December 2013
Medtronics Viva S - 13 December 2013

Fishing is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that!

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Post by Clint » December 29th, 2008, 7:36 pm

However there was no place like liberty in Onlongapo during the war. Those stories will not be shared here
What happened in Onlongapo - thankfully will stay buried (forever) in the ashes of Onlongapo! NO way could I survive a night of libery there now based on past practice. Maybe that's why I wear an ICD. Hmmmmmmmmm - I never thought about that.

Clint
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Post by Lacey » December 29th, 2008, 9:57 pm

WELCOME LELAND!! Hope you like the support .. ITs great..
lAcEY

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